Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed | 2019-08-24

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

Sun Online Desk

24th August, 2019 03:09:08 printer

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

 

Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station.

Police officer Tariq Khan said Saturday that the eight militants also wounded two people in a bus getting gas when the shooting started at around midnight Friday.

A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place close to the former Taliban stronghold in South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan claims to have driven out the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups in a series of military operations in recent years, but the region still sees occasional attacks.


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